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Library Skills: Dewey Decimal Call Number Guide for the School Media Center
Make the library collection more easily accessible to help your patrons become independent library users. UPDATED 01/29/17 and 05/06/17 and 10/06/17 If you have a previous version, please go to your My Purchases page and download this new update. Now includes: SHELF LABELS AND SIGNS TO M
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Non-Fiction Text Features Quiz
This 10-question quiz can be used in conjunction with the Non-Fiction Text Features Assessment task cards that are also in my store. *Updated on 10/11/15 to include alternate spelling of color (colour) to accommodate Aussie customers. I hope you find this useful! Sandy
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Non-Fiction Text Features
Teaching Non-Fiction Text Features is an important skill. I wanted to create a set of posters that had a main theme (in my case, kittens) so that it could be used with a variety of non-fiction books that you may already have in your own library. The first set of posters (pages 5-16) can
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Parts of a Book - Library Lessons
6 page packet of handouts for grades 3-5 on parts of a book, including table of contents, index, glossary and a review. Includes fun cover!
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Elementary Library Lesson Plans (theme 4 research/learn the library)
Same product, new cover page :) This packet is for Media Specialist/Librarians that teach primary grades k-2 and can be adapted to 3-5. This packet I use with my media classes that I meet with once a week for 45 minutes. This packet is for conducting research in the library and learning the differ
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Book Tasting Events in the Library
This unit can be used to create exciting Book Tasting Events at your school. 1. First, I’ve included 5 table signs for a Bluebonnet Tasting for schools in Texas. 2. I also included menu signs if you wanted to have kids vote for their favorite. One is in ABC order, the other is divided int
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Comparing Fiction and Non-Fiction Texts for K-2
Use this resource to explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types that are available in your classroom and library.
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Biography PowerPoint Presentation
Hope you enjoy this FREE item! :) This presentation defines "biography" and "autobiography," and it explains the 10 elements of a biography. I typically have several biographies/autobiographies on display as I give this presentation, plus show students how to search in the card catalog for biographi
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Textbook Scavenger Hunt 2
This scavenger hunt can be used by any text since the questions are generic. There is a section near the bottom of the page where you can ask specific questions about the particular text by filling in the blanks for the students.
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Reference Materials PPT
This 33 slide powerpoint addresses the use of 5 different reference materials...encyclopedia, atlas, almanac, dictionary and thesaurus. At the end of the powerpoint, there's a quiz for students to participant in. This quick quiz will help teachers assess learned information.
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Reading Brain Hat for Non-Fiction
This is a great tool to use with students to demonstrate how get their brain “ready to read” a Non-Fiction book. I wanted to show them how when you read, your brain needs to be actually DOING something, not just reading the words (although that part is important as well). This unit includes a set
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Non-Fiction Informational Text Features: Powerpoint for Classroom/Library Skills
Non-Fiction Text Features are important elements of reading to find out information. They help to make the text fun and interesting. This powerpoint includes 17 commonly used text features in an entertaining introduction or review. This lesson is appropriate and flexible enough
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Animal Research for 1st Grade
I created this mini animal research project as a great follow up to my “Recipe for Research” which introduces the six research steps. You can find more about that activity on my blog at: http://thebookfairygoddess.blogspot.com/2013/02/research-projects-mahem.html My hope is that if I do this mini
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Dewey Decimal PowerPoint Presentation
With cute argyle and plaid backgrounds, this 156-slide presentation defines and gives eye-catching examples for each section of the Dewey Decimal System. It could be shown as a presentation or could simply be displayed as a slideshow in your library. I loop mine throughout the day (just change the
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Nonfiction Text Features Reference Book
Learning Objective: Students will create a book of nonfiction text features. Students must locate text features in an informational text, think about how these features help them as researchers, and create an example of what the feature looks like. A great reference tool for students to go back to
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Cute Library Organization Shelf Divider Sign Set of 40
**A BUNDLE of all 3 sets is available here: Cute BUNDLE of Library Organization Shelf Signs Do you want to make your classroom or school library more attractive and easier
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Nonfiction Text Features Book PowerPoint
Learning Objective: Students will identify nonfiction text features and how they help them as researchers. This PowerPoint is intended for use with my Nonfiction Text Features Book. Use this PowerPoint to introduce each text feature in the Nonfiction Text Features Book. The PowerPoint includes an
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Library Skills: Dewey Library Guide Simplified for Special Needs
When classes come to the School Library Media Center, often there are some students with special needs. The guides included in this product help less verbal students who also may need fewer choices. With assistance, these students can have a productive library experience at their level of need. <
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Research Graphic Organizer
This graphic organizer is useful for grades kindergarten through second grade. Students use a nonfiction book to complete the graphic organizer. It requires that they include the title and author of the book (encouraging young students to cite their sources). Students must draw a picture of their
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Dewey Decimal Library Labels
Each year, my 2nd graders learn how to locate books using the Dewey Decimal System in our school’s library. We learn about one section per week and they get to check out an extra book from that section (that’s kind of a big deal-they get THREE books and everyone else gets two!) This would also be
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Non-Fiction Dewey Decimal Library Signs
This file includes 10 high resolution word cloud images for each of the Dewey Decimal System ranges (000 - 900). Each image displays the Dewey number in large red text, surrounded with gray scale words that describe the topic of books students will find in that Dewey range. You will need to unzip
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Reference Books Dinner Party Activity
This is a fun culminating activity for a unit on Reference books. Students get an invitation to a dinner party. The guests of honor are a dictionary, an almanac, an atlas and an encyclopedia. Students each get a "place card" with a question. They have to decide which Guests table they will sit at ba
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Dewey Decimal
A short list of some favorite topics in an elementary school library and where to look for them.
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MLA Citations
This 9 page NO PREP document breaks down the steps to recording and citing source information. From finding copyright and publisher information to step-by-step instructions for in-line (parenthetical) citations and bibliography formatting, this guide makes MLA effortless! Research and the Research
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Best Book for the Job
Use this handout as extra practice, for students to get familiar with reference books. They will gain additional information on how dictionaries, almanacs, and encyclopedias are used.
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Writing A Bibliography: Citing Sources
See the bibliography anchor charts and lesson by downloading the preview. This item isolates and simplifies the skill of writing a bibliography. It can be taught separately (grab a pile of books on a topic and have kids practice writing entries) OR used to compliment a research uni
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Library Dewey Decimal Signs for Nonfiction
Need Dewey Decimal signs for the nonfiction section of your library? These are perfect for Elementary School Libraries and will even work for middle and high schools too. Each sign can be affixed to the top of the appropriate shelf. The numbers and subject topics are easy to read and set upon a pal
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Research Questions: Taking Notes
This file is great for beginner researchers starting projects, taking, and organizing notes. Small spaces require students to take very brief notes, rather than copy straight from their source. There is a space for sources to be cited as well. PDF includes 2 pages: Research Questions: Notetaking
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Book Labels Matched To Common Core
I have decided that it was time to make new book labels for my classroom that matched with what the students are learning with the common core standards. I made sure to add labels such as adventure books, opinions, habitats, the list goes on. I have more than 60 labels available that not only includ
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Writing Research, Book Study - Fabulous Fishes
Thank you for looking at my product! This lesson is utilizing the book Fabulous Fishes by Susan Stockdale in order to write paragraph research! Although I would love that you utilized the literature along with this lesson - IT IS NOT NECESSARY. The research writing skills are the important part
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Elementary Research Topics, Library Studies, (Book Study Option), Exotic Birds
Thank you for looking at my product! This lesson is utilizing the book Bring on the Birds by Susan Stockdale in order to write paragraph research! Although I would love if you utilized the literature along with this lesson - IT IS NOT NECESSARY. The research writing skills are the important pa
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Reading Passport Book Report
Welcome to the Reading Passport Book Report. Book reports don’t have to be a chore. In this book report, students can create a “reading passport” for a specific book that they have read. This worksheet will work well with grades from 2nd grade to fifth grade. Students will need to read a book befor
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FREE Australian Animal Information Chart
In this package : An Australian Animal Information Chart. Students fill in the chart after they have learnt about or researched at least 6 different Australian animals. An information sheet for the teacher with 6 different Australian animals listed along with some interesting fac
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Low Prep Non Fiction Reading Center
In this Free version you get all the elements to start a non fiction reading center. Enjoy the beginner and intermediate level worksheets, center sign, and student directions. Encourage students to dig deeper into general non fiction with this fun center. You get both full color and black line versi
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Fall in Love With a New Book Event
Do you want a fun way to show off your new books and encourage students to read them? Then hold your own “Fall in Love with a New Book” February event! Here’s what you do… 1) Place all the new books around the library or your classroom on tables 2) Allow students time to explore the books
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Invention Research Note Pages
The librarian's dream! Research page and guided notes for an invention research project. Students use post-it notes to gather information as it relates to their invention that they chose to investigate. Use the guided notes to have the children pull the information from their post-it note graphic or
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Dewey Decimal Call Number Guide for the Library for Canada in English and French
This best-selling product is now available here for Canadian Libraries. There is an English Version and a French Version Non-Fiction Call Number Guide is intended to be helpful to school librarians as well as classroom teachers. It includes a guide for introducing the non-fiction section
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Non-Fiction Task Cards
Cards you can print out and cut for students to use when learning about research and non-fiction text. Students will use the table of contents of non-fiction books to determine which books to use. I created this to use in my library, but can be used in any classroom.
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Subject Signs for Library Displays: Sports Set
Library book displays make it easy for students to find books that they may like. Displays can be made of popular unit topics or just frequently-asked-for subjects. Library Book Displays: Sports Set includes: *8 full page signs promoting books for football, baseball, basketball,
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AUSTRALIA VERSION: Dewey Decimal Call Number Guide for the School Library
This best-selling product is now available here for Australian Libraries. Non-Fiction Call Number Guide is intended to be helpful to school librarians as well as classroom teachers. It includes a guide for introducing the non-fiction section of the school library or media center to your s
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School Library Task Cards – 30 Card Set – Find the Call Number - LOW PREP
Do your students have trouble identifying what a call number is and where they can find it on a book? This set of 30 task cards is perfect for teaching about call numbers. The cards have students explore the fiction and non-fiction sections of the library hunting for popular authors and topics. By t
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Reading Passport Booklet
Welcome to Reading Passport Booklet. Book reports don’t have to be a chore. This booklet helps students report on 5 (or more) books in a passport style. It makes it fun! This worksheet will work well with grades from 2nd grade to fifth grade. Students will need to read a book before filling out th
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Non-Fiction Library Signs Dewey Decimal System
Twelve PowerPoint slides print out beautifully as signs for your library. Highly requested topics are highlighted for students to be able to find what they need quickly and easily. I printed and laminated these signs then attached them to bookends and put them on top of our non-fiction library shelv
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My Pet Hamster B.L. 3.4
Here is a reading passage for third graders. It is a nonfiction passage with vocabulary and true/false.
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Table of Contents and Glossary Practice
This activity challenges students to use the print features of informational texts to locate and learn new information. After familiarizing your students with informational text features, the students can use any non-fiction book to demonstrate their new skills using the table of contents and glossa
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Subject Signs for Library Displays: Ancient History Set
Library book displays make it easy for students to find books that they may like. Displays can be made of popular unit topics or just frequently-asked-for subjects. Library Book Displays: Ancient History Set includes: *7 full page signs promoting books for Aztecs, Incas, Mayans,
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Text Feature Fun BUNDLE: Powerpoint, Dice Games and Cootie Catchers
Introduce non-fiction informational text features with an entertaining powerpoint and review with fun center or individual activities. Three products are included: Click each to see complete previews.
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Human Body Research and Review Worksheets
Use the following worksheets to help students research the Human Body information needed for MCAS. The worksheets were made to be used with The Human Machine, Looking at Cells, and Understanding the Brain from the National Geographic Reading Expeditions series (2003), but they could be modified and
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Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, and Reference Cards
Print these cards to help students master the difference between fiction, nonfiction, biography, and reference materials. To see other great products, follow my store: LIVIN’ IN A VAN DOWN BY THE R
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Non-Fiction Text Features - Dog Theme
Bow wow WOW!! These fun learning posters and center activities will help your students learn all about the specific text features in non fiction books. Plus, what kid doesn't love a fun dog theme! Use the posters for instruction. There are 18 vocabulary words and definitions written on dog bones. Th
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Alphabetical Order in the Library
Cards for an alphabetizing center using library terms. This is a word document so you can make your own too.
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Pick a Question Non-Fiction Comprehension Set
Pick a Question Non-Fiction Comprehension Set features 28 Question cards along with a set of blanks for you to add questions if you desire. These question cards will help jump-start independent, small group or whole class literacy discussions. Choose a question and let the learning begin! Use these
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